Here is our newly acquired bus!
My wife and I have been searching for a way to stop sleeping on the ground while camping, and found the Skoolie movement!
I have always wanted to have an RV for family camping adventures, and then this sucker came along. We have been looking at RVs and pop-up campers this summer, but price has been prohibitive as well as the thoughts of the hassle of pop-up trailers.
I am very handy and love to fabricate in multiple medias, so a project like this is very exciting for me.
At first the idea of a school bus had my wife turned off due to the size and parking hassles in our suburban home, much less, where are we going to complete the actual conversion? And then came the typical woman response... "It's yellow! I don't want an ugly yellow school bus in front of our house!"
Well after finding THIS bus her attitude was swayed. The size is perfect for our needs, and parking restrictions. The price was right. The bus was in much better mechanical condition than any RV we could afford in the near foreseeable future as well.
So details of our bus:
1994 Chevy P30 chassis
Carpenter 35 Passenger Chassis
350ci V8 gas engine
8R19.5 tires (95% tread)
Hydraulic disk brakes
I feel it was a great find and an even better buying situation as the previous owner was a retired professor and knows the mechanics that regularly maintained the bus at the local school district.
Time to get to work!